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Lisa Kori & Gene Kogan
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2015, Project Resident
Lisa Kori Chung, Gene Kogan

Lisa Kori is an artist known for Open Fit with Kyle McDonald, open source software to design pants on the fly, and Anti-NIS Accessories with Caitlin Morris, fantastical headgear to thwart mind-reading surveillance.

During 2010-2011, she had a project called The Medium and the Mayhem, where she researched electronic art and music scenes around the world. She collaborated with ethnomusicologist David Novak to publish their combined research in the third edition of Handmade Electronic Music by Nicolas Collins (Routledge, 2020).

She has exhibited at Sónar Festival, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Cité de la Musique, FABRICA, Lichter Filmfest, FutureEverything, Subtle Technologies, and Wearable Futures at Ravensbourne University. Lisa Kori has appeared in publications such as Vice, Vogue, Dezeen, Wired and Fast Company. Her work is documented in the books Crafting Wearables: Blending Technology with Fashion by Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon and Kate Sicchio (Apress, 2016) and Code as Creative Medium by Golan Levin and Tega Brain (The MIT Press, 2020). She is a recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.


Gene Kogan is an artist and programmer exploring autonomous systems, collective intelligence, generative art, and computer science.  He is interested in advancing scientific literacy through creativity and play, and building educational spaces which are as open and accessible as possible. His work is all free & open-source, and he records many of lectures and tutorials for free distribution.  Currently, he is leading an open project to create an autonomous artificial artist as well as compiling a free educational toolkit on machine learning for art.

Visions Of (2015)

Three painted canvases
with projection

Visions Of is a series of augmented paintings by Lisa Kori and Gene Kogan.

The paintings were created by Lisa Kori and were presented in combination with an OpenFrameworks application developed by Gene Kogan. Collaboratively, Lisa and Gene developed a concept that would allow a projection to be placed exactly on top of a painting, and created an animation that would allow the paintings to, in a sense, breathe.

This project was featured in a group exhibition for the 2015 Project Residents titled, “Inside/Out”

Eyebeam Exhibition: Inside/Out (2015)Featured Artists:

Kenneth Kirschner and Joshue Ott, Joanna Cheung, Tega Brain, Lilian Kreutzberger, and Collaborators Gene Kogan and Lisa Kori.

Lines don’t just separate; they’re also a meeting place, where surfaces are joined. This exhibition highlights five projects made during the 2015 Eyebeam project residencies, which probe at the porous boundary between the external and the internal, by examining how technologies make visible, audible or thinkable that which is normally hidden away inside.

A subtly interactive installation by Kirschner and Ott allows visitors’ gestures to take on a material form in light and sound. Cheung’s dialogues with her family inventively adapt computer code for its storytelling power. Using natural elements, Brain creates sensory experiences from the wi-fi networks which surround us. Kreutzberger’s paintings interrogate and layer invisible connectivities, while Kogan and Kori explore tools for digital performativity—and in particular, opera.

These works were examples of technology in an expanded sense: they are physical and conceptual tools by which we navigate and ultimately transform our contexts. This show was preceded by the exhibition Outside/In, which sought to bring digital imagery into dialogue with physical architecture.

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